Our Mission

LADD is guided by the belief that every person has ability and value. We empower adults with developmental disabilities to live, work, and connect.
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Our Vision

Our work propels the inclusion and success of people with disabilities, the impact of which is felt positively throughout our community. LADD inspires others to see strength in diversity.
  • Community development and partnerships in housing and cultural diversity initiatives
  • Creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Meeting the growing demand for our services and increasing the types of services
  • Building an organizational culture that values innovation, transparency, health and wellness and reflects a relentless pursuit of excellence in our day to day operations

Our Values

We believe:

  • Meaningful engagement grounded in love is the foundation of all we do.
  • Self-determination is a human right.
  • Achieving our vision demands bold, creative and collaborative solutions.
  • There is strength in a culture and community that welcomes diversity.
  • Commitment to quality requires a relentless pursuit of excellence.
  • The pursuit of health and wellness is critical to our success.

LADD Board

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LADD Board Officers

Board Chair

Robert F. Jung, CFA


Robert M. Zimmerman

Vice President

Will Goering

Vice President

Kush V. Kotecha


Shelley F. Goering


Barry S. Weinstein, CPA

Assistant Treasurer

Patrick J. Mathews, CPA


Jack Geiger

Kathleen Lamping-Arar, M.D.

Robert H. Anning, III

Andrew J.R. Brennan

Mark Clippinger

Jane E. Gerhardt

Susan Cutler Harris

Aaron Haslam

Michael A. Head

Robert “Chip” Heidt, III

Arlene Koth

Christy McCarthy

Maggie Palazzolo

Robb Stein

Kim Vincent

Emily G. Vollmer

Michael A. Weber

Advisory Board

Phyllis Breen

Christopher A. Carlson

Anthony G. Esposito

Vallie Geier

Gary J. Gruber

Karri Haffner

Poppy Hawkins

Francie Hiltz

Mary G. Hobson

Marie Huenefeld

John Lanier

Kate Lawrence

Michael S. McGraw

Donald L. Mellott, Jr.

Esther Lee Pederson

Charles A. Pettengill

Jeremy F. Simpson

Alison Zimmerman

Chief Executive Officer

Susan Brownknight

LADD Board Committees

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Empowering adults with developmental disabilities since 1975

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